Big Order for Konecranes Beefs Up Georgia RTG Fleet

 08 Apr 2019 10.23am

The latest order of 20 Konecranes rubber-tyred-gantry (RTG) cranes will take the Port of Savannah's fleet up to 178.

The delivery is part of the port's US$1 billion Savannah Harbor Expansion project, which will deepen the Savannah shipping channel to accommodate larger vessels.

Savannah is currently home to the fastest growing container terminal in North America, according to the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA). The port authority also claims to have the largest RTG fleet in the US.  

Jussi Suhonen, Konecranes’ Regional Sales Director, said: “The growth of the Port of Savannah continues, with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project moving ahead on schedule and with a positive effect on the economies of Georgia and the entire US eastern seaboard.”

Ed McCarthy, Georgia Ports Authority, discusses the Garden City Terminal in a Port Technology technical paper

The Port of Savannah will receive 20 of Konecranes’ 16-wheel, diesel-electric RTGs. The machines have a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes, a stacking height of ‘one-over-five’ and a width of six TEU plus a truck lane.

These RTGs will also have Konecranes’ Active Load Control fitted to prevent container sway, as well as auto-steering and a Konecranes remote monitoring system.

“The GPA is thrilled to continue its strategic partnership with this purchase of RTGs from Konecranes. The quality of their equipment and technical support is second to none,” said Chris Novack, GPA's Senior Director of engineering and facilities maintenance.

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